How to Repair a Hole on a Wood Surface

Reaping exterior siding hole

Refresh your house with a fresh coat of paint.  Make sure to repair any holes in your wood surfaces first.

For Best Results:

Refer to our how-to for step-by-step techniques.

  1. Sand area.

    Step 1

    Using 100-grit sandpaper, lightly sand any raised or rough edges around the hole. Remove any dust or debris from the area with a lightly water-dampened rag.

  2. Apply patching material.

    Step 2

    Using a putty knife, spread a thin layer of patching material into the hole. Allow it to dry.

  3. Sand area smooth.

    Step 3

    Use 220-grit sandpaper to smooth the patched area and make it even with the surface.

  4. Remove dust.

    Step 4

    Remove any final dust or debris from the finished repair.

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Suggested Tools & Supplies
  • Ladder
  • Patching Material
  • Protective Apparel
  • Putty Knife
  • Rags
  • Sandpaper (100, 220 Grit)
  • Vinyl Gloves
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